2008-2009 Transfer Guide
Costs for the academic year (fall and spring semesters) are provided on the University Bursars website at http://www.bursar.vt.edu. Tuition and fees are listed as wll as links to costs for housing and dining plans. Students should also consider other indirect costs such as personal expenses for travel, laundry, and entertainment when planning personal budgets.
Tuition, fees, and other costs incurred at the university are financial obligations of the student and are due based on payment terms established by the university. Students can access actual charges assessed on the University Bursars website at http://www.bursar.vt.edu. Students should regularly monitor their individual billing statements on Hokie SPA at http://hokiespa.vt.edu. The University Bursar notifies students by email when monthly billing statements are prepared. It is the responsibility of the student to give parents electronic access to the students bill. Additional information is available on the University Bursars website. The undergraduate catalog contains information concerning payment of tuition and fees. For answers to specific questions, contact the Office of the University Bursar at (540) 231-6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The university offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study opportunities. These awards are from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Information on these programs is available from the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid, 200 Student Services Building, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061; (540) 231-5179; or at http://www.finaid.vt.edu. The website includes links to other information sources for financial aid and links to free scholarship searches. We encourage students to explore our website for answers to their financial aid questions. Additional help is available through email at email@example.com. Students should regularly monitor their email for information and requests about financial aid. Virginia Tech also offers a financial aid newsletter, FLASHMAIL, to anyone interested in subscribing. All current students are automatically subscribed. Subscription information is available at http://www.finaid.vt.edu/flash/.
The financial aid application process begins with completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who wish to apply for general scholarships at Virginia Tech must also complete the online General Scholarship Application. The University deadline is March 11 for both the FAFSA and the General Scholarship Application. Please visit http://www.finaid.vt.edu for details about the application process.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the General Scholarship Application must be received by Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid by March 11 each year. Students are encouraged to complete the applications early to receive the maximum amount of assistance. Requests for additional information to complete the process will be sent to the student's Virginia Tech email address and can also be viewed on Hokie SPA.
The Parent Loan (PLUS) Program and the unsubsidized Direct Federal Stafford Loan Program have no income ceiling. Students not awarded need-based financial aid may apply if they have completed and submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and PLUS Application, as necessary. The student must check the box on the FAFSA that indicates their interest in borrowing from student loan programs.
Transfer students are encouraged to monitor the total indebtedness in all student loan programs at all colleges and universities attended. Aggregate loan maximums for academic study are available at www.students.gov.
Most international students (with the exception of certain refugees) are not eligible for financial aid administered by the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid. An international student who holds an I-151 or I-551 Alien Registration Receipt Card may meet the citizenship requirements to apply for federally-funded assistance, as may a noncitizen who holds an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) showing status as a "refugee," "adjustment applicant," "conditional entrant," or "indefinite parole," or an official statement showing that asylum has been granted. Eligible non-residents must present their visa or alien registration card to the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid, when requested.